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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Osteopoikilosis

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What is osteopoikilosis (not osteoporosis)?

What is osteopoikilosis (not osteoporosis)?

Osteopoikilosis: Osteopoikilosis is a benign, autosomal dominant sclerosing dysplasia of bone characterized by the presence of numerous bone islands in the skeleton. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses like bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine. ...Read more

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What does osteopoikilosis mean?

What does osteopoikilosis mean?

Non-problem: Some folks have islands of especially dense bone around their skeleton. Nobody knows why and it's generally a total non-problem, though inexperienced physicians may mistake it at first for metastatic cancer. ...Read more

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Osteopoikilosis (not osteoporosis), what to do?

Osteopoikilosis (not osteoporosis), what to do?

Not much: You are describing a benign condition that is usually an incidental finding on an X-ray. It usually does not cause pain or problems. If you have no contraindications, you could take Aleve (naproxen) or Advil for mild discomfort ...Read more

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I have just been informed I have osteopoikilosis. Your site suggests this is a non problem but why am i experiencing so much pain?

I have just been informed I have osteopoikilosis.  Your site suggests this is a non problem but why am i experiencing so much pain?

Xray finding: That is an xray finding. Not all xray findings correlate with symptoms. This xray finding is unlikely the source of your pain. Clinical exam and history are just as important in making your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Nstemi s/p cath: is this a diagnosing or treatment procedure?

Nstemi s/p cath: is this a diagnosing or treatment procedure?

Both: A cath will allow them to look inside the arteries. If there is a significant blockage they can fix it. ...Read more

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Nstemi s/p cath: diagnosing or treatment procedure, what is this for?

Nstemi s/p cath: diagnosing or treatment procedure, what is this for?

Both: a cath post NSTEMI is done for "early definitive diagnosis and therapy". a non-invasive risk assessment will provide similar intermediate term mortality benefits, but may have more hospitalizations for chest pain and the patient will be on more meds for angina. in a young active person, the invasive approach is often reasonable. in an elderly sedentary person, i'm comfortable with noninvasive. ...Read more

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Where is the treatment available in the u.S. ?

Question?: I am so sorry, but your question does not give me enough information to answer. What treatment are you referring to? Please re-ask your question? ...Read more

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S.G.P.T level is 81 what treatment should I take?

S.G.P.T level is 81 what treatment should I take?

Find cause: Hi. Wow, for a young patient, you're using an antiquated terminology! SGPT is now referred to (and for YEARS has been) as ALT. ALT is liver specific. Why it is elevated needs evaluation, but can include fatty liver, viral hepatitides, iron overload, autoimmune hepatitis, etc. Treatment very much depends on underlying etiology. Good luck! ...Read more